Health Policy Against COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand
How to Protect International Students?
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- health policy; medical welfare benefits; international students; COVID-19; private health insurance
Health safety has always been a critical factor for international students to consider before studying abroad, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic. In the recent three years, the health threats posed by the COVID-19 epidemic have had a specific impact on changing traditional learning methods, and both Australia and New Zealand have formulated related policies to protect international students. This paper aims to find out the policy measures applied to protecting international students by choosing Australia and New Zealand as examples. These two developed nations in Oceania have many similarities, such as the Commonwealth's cultural background, comprehensive welfare system, high-quality education, etc. Therefore, they attract many international students every year and become one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad. To keep the health safety of international students during the epidemic period, both these two countries provide mandatory private health insurance for international students from different legal requirements and make health policies to protect international students at school. This paper found that although Australia and New Zealand implement a universal welfare medical system, while this system leads to the problem of low medical efficiency and does not cover international students. Thus, special private health insurance plays a vital role in protecting international students. In the face of ever-changing COVID-19, it is not appropriate to entirely rely on complicated law to impose legal liabilities on individuals; mixing soft and hard law management is better. In short, the international student health insurance and the support of universities are effective measures to protect the health and safety of international students.
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TY - CONF AU - Junyi Meng PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - Health Policy Against COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3622 EP - 3631 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_424 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_424 ID - Meng2022 ER -